Nowitzki had 12 points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds and one block in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 114-109 loss to Sacramento. Nowitzki returned from a one-game absence, seeing 31 minutes of action. He didn't appear bothered by his ankle and was able to record a standard type of line. As the season moves past the All-star break, the Mavericks are going to be moving into tank mode and Nowitzki is one of the players who could see a reduced workload. This shouldn't have a major impact on his fantasy value if it does happen and he should remain owned in deeper leagues and a fringe player in standards.
Nowitzki (ankle) will play Tuesday against the Kings, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. Nowitzki was listed as probable on the initial injury report after an ankle injury kept him out of Sunday's game against the Rockets, and the Mavs have now officially given him the green light to return. Expect Nowitzki to return to a starting spot in the frontcourt.
Nowitzki (ankle) is listed as probable in the Mavericks' official game notes for Tuesday's game against the Kings. Nowitzki's left ankle effusion that kept him sidelined for Sunday's game in Houston was never seen as a real concern, and his probable tag for Tuesday's contest essentially confirms that. Expect Dallas to provide an official update on Nowitzki after shootaround Tuesday morning, but his return to the starting lineup would result in Dwight Powell heading back to a role off the bench.
Nowitzki will not play in Sunday's game against the Rockets due to a left ankle injury. Nowitzki will miss his first game of the season with what the Mavericks are calling a "left ankle effusion." It's unclear how long the veteran forward will be sidelined with the injury, but Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber and Salah Mejri figure to see some extra run in Nowitzki's absence.
Nowitzki had 22 points (8-11 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes during Saturday's 130-123 victory over the Lakers. Nowitzki turned back the clock with some magnificent perimeter shooting, helping lead his team to a hard-fought victory. The Lakers are not renowned for the defense and it showed here as the Mavericks finished with a season-high 130 points. Nowitzki is most certainly not the player he once was but has been surprisingly durable this season and is worth putting on the end of your roster in most leagues.
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